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'souza talk about what a second term for the obama administration would look like. the president's policies would reduce america's global influence. it is an hour and 10 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. please sit down. i am excited and thrilled to be here. with barack obama in this election year, i think we are dealing with one of the most mysterious and odd figures ever to occupy the oval office. a few days ago i received a phone call. i didn't recognize the area code but the phone call was from kenya. it was actually george obama, the president's half brother. the youngest son of barack obama. he said dinesh, my 2-year-old son is in the hospital. he has a serious chest condition and i wonder if you would be willing to help me. are you at the hospital? he said yes. and the phone to the nurse. so he did and the nurse confirmed that george's son is sick with a chest infection. i would send him a thousand dollars by western union but before i hung up the phone i said isn't there anybody else he you can ask? why are you calling me? he said no. he said dinesh, this killed me, you are like a b
eastern here on c-span2. >>> presenting thoughts on what a second term for the obama administration would look like. the author contends the president's policies would great ly reduce america's global influence. it's about a hour and ten. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. please, sit down. i'm excited and thrilled to be here with barack obama in this election year, i think we are dealing with one of the most mysterious and odd figures ever to occupy the oval office. a few days ago, i received a phone call, i didn't recognize the area code, and the phone call was actually from kenya, and i answered it, and it was actually george obama, the president's half brother. he's the youngest son of barack obama, senior. he said, i'm calling because my 2-year-old son is in the hospital with a serious chest condition, and i wondered if you could help me. i said, are you at the hospital, george? yes. hand the phone to the nurse. he did. the nurse confirmed that george's son is sick with a chest infection. i sold george i would send him a thousand dollars by western union. i said, george, suspect the
>> author david maraniss and his book, barack obama, the story. .. to discuss his latest book barack obama the story and then take your calls, e-mails and tweets. >> david maraniss you write in barack obama the story that no life could have been more the product of randomness than that of barack obama. >> guest: it's the whole world coming together accidentally in honolulu, hawaii in 1950. a father that happens to become ill from kenya because he rads a story that describes the university of hawaii as a great place because its diversity, and a mother that has a father with a wanderlust that is never satisfied the and he ends up selling furniture than the meat in the russian class and here comes barack obama who emerges as a whole global treen amex systems until he becomes president of the united states. >> host: >> guest: in butler county is where obama's mother grew up and natalie and the rest of the store in topeka which is the state capital because he lived there for a short time. his father, the president's great grandfather was an auto repair man and a great-grandmother w
tv talking about her book no no higher power obama's war on religious freedom. it was part the recent eagle forum summit held here in washington. [applause] >> tlause] phyllis received her bah ba where she worked her -- testing 30 caliber an mission. she severed a master degree from the harvard university. after the age of 50 she received her law degree? st. louis. she founded eagle forum in 1972a to encourage the grassroots to be p politically active.nd she lead the ten-year battle to successfully defeat the ratification of the equal rights amendment. she is the author of twenty books such as politics, nationa, defense, courts, feminism, andle even then phonic textbook for children called "first reader."s the newest book released this month is no higher power, obama's water on religious freedom. please welcome phyllis schlafly. [applause] [applause]er [applause] >> thank you very much, ann.the and gooda morning students. there are a lot of good books about obama. different aspecteds of his w career.as one o but there wasn't one on a veryti important issue. and that's why i wrote this
at obama's tax plan and say -- we been writing about this for quite a while. but on a other areas like trade and he regulation, our criticisms -- easy to finger prints of both parties. there's just no doubt about that. you see an awful lot of democrats with the free trade ideas. and by buying, i mean the kind of restrictions, without some oversight to make sure that it's been played properly. same with deregulation. the popular perception is deregulation was ronald reagan. the first two major deregulation acts were under jimmy carter. many democrats supported deregulation. .. the balance of the society. that is what it stands firm. not in a partisan belief. >> albright, donald barlett, james steele are the authors of this fascinating new book, "the betrayal of the american dream" and both journalists come extraordinary men. but your 70s now? >> guest: on most. >> host: but at the very top of american journalism and held up as a paragon, this is a truly book. i read it with great in the great interest. the book again is "the betrayal of the american dream." donald barlett, james steele,
offshore. we have to offshore barack obama. he's got to go, send him to china to respect first what is a loss of vegas oddsmaker? >> someone that predicts the winners of sporting events and was kind of a natural outgrowth. i went to predicting the one of sporting events, football games, to the winners of political elections, and i think it was too close and for the conservative website said out of all of the oddsmakers and pendants and america of the one that got the most accurate prediction on the presidential election was wayne root. he won the 34 or 35 votes so i'm good at the instinctive with the american people are thinking. >> when you say instinct are you breaking these political odds down by county were looking at the electoral analysis, what are you doing? >> ayman people person the same reason i'm leaving my whole life predicting sporting events figuring out who has the image based on psychology and the situation of historical and based on whether the players are up or down psychologically and how they played last week based on next week i feel the same way about elections
, for you? anyone think of the movie? [laughter] the series of movies. >> obama's trying to get people to think that -- [inaudible] >> right. exactly. he won't admit that his own justice department sent them to cartels to kill people. well, the embarrassing part about the name fast and furious is that the obama justice department actually named this lethal program after the hollywood movie, and i have the official government slide show, atf slide show cover to prove it. they actually took a screen shot of the hollywood movie cover and put it into their official documents as an official name. so the unfortunate thing is that this operation fast and furious isn't about racing and stealing fancy cars, it's about, um, something that the justice department claimed to be a program where they were going to allow straw purchasers who are people who go into gun shops and buy guns for people who cannot buy them. their claim was that they were going to follow these guns, allow them to be transferred to these cartel members in order to take down the big fish or what they called cut off the head of
replace to teach law. i wrote the brief against obama with the fact in mind that i have a lot of liberal friends on the cali. my colleagues and the faculty. law professors are quite compulsive but the level of the scholarship. when you read something that you want to have available to your colleagues it has to be overwhelmingly document to and fed noted. and a brief against obama there are 45 pages of footnotes and 235 pages of text. and so when i tell you anything and make a statement about the president tonight and about his record to find in a brief against a llama. and as documentation that takes you executory confine the fact that i cite, the quotations that i put forward in the arguments that i make because i have in mind that when the law school to you reconvenes. i'll leave a copy of the button each of my liberal colleagues mailbox. were actually a wonderful faculty. we stand back-to-back. there are about 50 of the other ones. that's about hair. and we have to abide by just wanted to make sure that it would stand up to the most rigorous analysis. the second part of it is, a lawye
of the obama administration and a touch of the current state of the country she speaks of the women's national republican club in new york city for about nine or. >> monica crowley is the host of political foreign affairs analyst for the fox news channel . the most of the nationally syndicated radio program the market rarely show. she also has been a regular panelist on the mclaughlin group she shares -- served as foreign policy assistant to former president rick -- richard nixon from 1990 until his death in 1994 and wrote two best sellers about her experiences. it makes them off the record ang in winter. she is also written for the new yorker, the "wall street journal", the los angeles times, newsweek, and the new york post. a member of the council on foreign relations, she has lectured at yale university, columbia and mit. she holds two master's degrees and a doctorate from columbia university. so we have to our, you dr. monica. in a recent interview with news maxed on her new book "what the (bleep) just happened", the happy warrior astride to the great american comeback. monica said, and mi
african-american writers on the election of barack obama, 44th president of the united states. [applause] next we have professor cornell west. [applause] with cornell as we all know is another national and international icon and in national treasure in his own right. he is a professor of civil rights activists philosopher, human rights activist who and really one of the boldest public intellectuals that we have in the united states today. he speaks truth to power even when when he speaks is unpopular he has the structure to be critical and against the grain even when it's hurt him and is standing in the black community. so cornell's latest book is the rich and the rest of us and we are proud and happy to have him here today. [applause] next we have fred harris, who is professor of political science at columbia university where he directs the institute for research and african-american studies. [applause] professor harris's latest book is the price of the ticket, barack obama and the rise and decline of black politics and professor harris is one of the leading scholars of african-american
coming out in the summer of 2012. this is a small little book put out by encounter. "how obama's gender policies undermine america" first of all, diana furchtgott-roth, what is this supposed to represent. >> guest: is a short and easily red booklet. this one is about gender policy. >> host: another new book put out by american enterprise institute is "women's figures". >> guest: that is meant for the playboy crowd. [laughter] >> host: this is the book "women's figures: an illustrated guide to the economic progress of women in america." i think some of the ideas are the same in both of these. which is compared with men, women in 21st century america live five years longer, facing unemployment rates that are significantly lower, are awarded a larger share of high school diplomas, bas and a maze, and face lower rates of incarceration, alcoholism and drug abuse. in other words, contrary to what feminist lobbies would have congress believed, girls and women are doing very well. >> guest: that is correct. they have fewer of us in jail, they earn more ba's and ma's. we don't need affirmative a
in reverse. the chronology begins with the arrival of all four sets of michelle obama's grandparents. and so it goes back in time. tell us why you organize the book in that way. posted in marketing decision in terms of what the reader might take us the most compelling aspect of this narrative before moving back to slavery? >> you know, when i started thinking about the structure of the book, it occurred to me that actually part of what i do this we are looking for a white ancestry hidden in her family tree. ms welcomed the story of so many generations of people who emerged from slavery. and i thought to myself, we actually know where this story and, with michelle obama, you know, the first african-american first lady in the white house. but the question is where it began. it's a little unorthodox. i don't know when i started doing it how well it would work, but i thought i would roll back. i also thought that because there is so much silence over the generations come and i kind of peeling back the layers in hearing the little bits and pieces people knew and what they didn't know, that that w
how intimately involved president obama is in this kill list. and to me this is a jaw-dropping piece of journalism because it was so detailed and it came from people who are presently in the administration or had been recently in the administration. and what was shocking to me was to learn that president obama brings him his advisers once a week on what they call terror tuesday is and sort through these profiles of people that they have information and a photo and save these look like baseball cards and they decide who's going to live and who is going to die. they played the role of prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner all at once. some might say they play the role of god. some of them are shocking things in that article were that they admitted that the administration defines all men of military age in the zones where we are using those drone as militants. that to me was just astounding, to think that by definition, a young man living in the wrong place at the wrong time is a militant and can only be present in a sense post-human life, after they are killed. it's quite astounding.
million to elect barack obama in 2008. but it's not just at election time that democrats display their financial muscle, and can that's the focus -- and that's the focus of "the new leviathan." it is in the space between elections, in the battles that frame the political argument that democrats show their real supremacy in spending their political dollars. "the new leviathan" is a name we have given to a left-wing network of billion dollar foundations and advocacy think tanks that work in concert with government unions and grassroots radical groups and constitute the largest, most powerful political machine ever assembled. the agendas of this new leviathan are the promotion of an ever-expanding state and ever more intrusive state, collectivist rights over individual rights, the erosion of american sovereignty and the undermining of our national defenses. the funding core of the left-wing leviathan is made up of 115 tax-exempt foundations with more than $100 billion in assets. how does this compare with conservative resources? the left's foundations collectively are ten times as l
-too-compliant american media. and you add those three elements together, and you get the obama hate machine. i'd just like to say a little bit about each of those elements and then open it up for questions until c-span tells us the cameras are turned off. and, you know, let's start with a hate directed against obama. and, first of all, i've got to say, though, i think criticism of any american president is fair game. i'm part of the white house press corps, i go to the white house every day, would have been there today if we weren't coming down here, and every day in front of the white house on pennsylvania avenue there's a crowd of people protesting something. you know? and i love that. i really do. i always make a point of checking out what they're there for, what the issue of the day is. it's a very healthy part of our democracy. and criticism of presidents, of course, has been around for a long time. if you want to go back to the ugliest presidential campaign in history, you could probably go back to 1800 and john adams and thomas jefferson and the things that were said particularly by their foll
biography tent david maraniss, barack obama the story, biographer of the president just published in june, speaking in that tent shortly and that he will be followed by bob woodward, another associate editor at the washington post. mr. woodward's 19th book is the price of politics, all about the budgets and the last couple of years with the obama white house and republican house and the democratic senate. so those are the next two speakers live from the national book festival this year. as we continue our live coverage. here on our set just a few feet from the history and biography ten we are joined by author thomas mallon who has written this book, watergate a novel. now, we are a nonfiction work. how do you write a novel about watergate? how you approach that? >> the reader will find that the agreed upon facts, most of the big ones are still intact. president nixon resigns in 1974, the same basic time line. it is not what sometimes it's altered, the history. but i think what they can do with the existing history is in certain things in between. and then try to get an inside the heads of
't the primary thing that i was doing. what i was doing mostly as documenting candidate and president obama backstage moments, his sort of authentic self off-camera and in that capacity i was able to be inside the bubble and document a lot of things that people normally don't get to see. before we dive into that i want to show you actually what that actually means. doesn't necessarily mean funny. he was no longer the prime minister of the netherlands so now i had to worry about -- factual inaccuracy. this is from my show which is a weekly wrap-up that details the president's activities that you can still see every friday morning at whitehouse.gov. yeah. actually that was an importunate weeper he decided that all week and i had to be like at some point we will have to -- this one gag is going to get all but that was my job. i got behind the camera and hung out backstage getting these moments that normally ran seen and it's important to realize with any type of motion picture technology people want -- it's not anything. in fact there was a fiction film with grover cleveland in 18, whatever th
of representatives is spending all of its time beside voting to repeal obamacare i'm trying to investigate the obama administration and this is exactly what would be predicted. so what we have is separation of parties, not really separation of powers. because we are unified government, you don't have oversight. and what we need to address is how do we get the benefit of oversight that you do get when you have divided government without paying the immense cost, which is the near impossibility, at least in our time now of passing responsiveness. >> i just have a question like on the amendment process to select our constitution -- some oof the market a bit like the te fact i can vote. and i just don't like the fact i can do, the fact that black people are no longer considered proper, those are huge changes to the philosophy of constitution. i don't know if you like even see how -- i didn't change things for a long time. do you think any new constitution that an amendment process is even a good thing? its cover like an appendix osha we always have to look over the whole document to see a change should b
it was a rocky road. >> host: where did the obama clan began? >> guest: it began actually in sudan. i would start the story in the small village by lake victoria to the south and east of the major city in the province which was a very poor part of kenya. it's where the little tribe is basically center the second referred largest tribe in africa and the about where the obama's found themselves. >> host: on the president's paternal side where the grandparents? >> guest: he was born in the late 1800's and was in the first wave to be westernized they had come out and he learned english and became sort of inculcated into the british culture so he worked later as a chef and cut for many british military people and folks in nairobi and the mother came from another village in that area, and she did not -- he was a very difficult guy to live with. he had several why of this and when he moved to the area near where she grew up it was back to another home state of the clan around lake victoria. she had enough. she had a younger wife along with him and so she ran away. she left the family when barack obama,
barack obama. from earlier this year we take book tv along for the research and writing of his tenth book, barack obama, the story. that is followed by a 2004 appearance by then senator obama. >> all i knew about my father, for the most part, during my company was the stories that my mother told me. i had all whole mythology about who he was. fortunately the mythologies that my mother fed me was a very positive image. so i write about the fact that in the book i drew up with an image of us strong black man who just did not happen to be in the house. >> the book is dreams for my father. book tv this weekend on c-span2. up next, jefferson morley recounts the first race right in washington d.c. which took place in august of 1835. the two subsequent criminal trials by d.c.'s district attorney, francis scott key. he authored the star spangled banner and defended slavery in his prosecution and it sought capital punishment only to be thwarted by the alleged victim whose late husband designed to the u.s. capitol. this is just over 50 minutes. [applause] >> they key event but. and they give for ho
's done before, the status quo has not worked. we cannot afford four more years of president obama. we're not going to have four more years of obama. >>> wednesday, president obama and mitt romney meet in the first presidential debate. the news hours jim lehr moderates. watch and engage with c-span including the live debate preview at 7 p.m. eastern, debate at 9, and post debate, calls, reactions, e-mails, and tweets. follow our coverage on c-span, c-span radio, and online at c-span.org. now on booktv, peter takes about why our economy produces great wealth and great poverty at the same time. he offers suggestions on how to improve the conditions on tens of millions of americans living below the poverty line. this is about 50 minutes. >> well, thank you so much, debra. i am totally delighted to be here and thanks to busboys and poets for allowing me to be here, to talk with you, and, of course, thanks to all of you for coming. i see a lot of -- a lot of friends, some of my students are here. they already got their grades so no -- [laughter] nobody was threatened. this is -- we could sp
along constitutional lines. like obama quote -- obamacare even though it was upheld opposition is no where is it expressed delegated powers were they given authority over health care? therefore we as a state need to fight back. that is a principal support. >>host: connor boyack if people read "latter-day liberty" will they learn? >> the essential doctrines of what we are based. we believe revelation continues to come from god into our individual lives and god speaks to man. what he says should be applied. whether myself as insignificant person or a person of leadership, that is of extreme importance so i have offered the book to the public. >>host: who was mariane rahm day? >> a high ranking. forget the relationship may be a great uncle but he was a socialist back in the day when the economy best -- conversation was more communist, that name will catch people by. he was very outspoken with the importance of individualism, taking care of one another, one of many church peters that have talked about this. my intent is to compile that and make a single case for liberty. >>host: wh
.gov/bookfest. jeffrey to the reports on the relationship which in the obama administration and the u.s. supreme court. the author exam of the recent addition of the four justices in the past five years and how it has affected the court's decisions on the numerous cases including its recent ruling on health care. it's about an hour. [applause] thank you. hello, everybody. so excited to be here in philadelphia. i know that is the usual pandering that goes on by the speakers but in my case it happens to be true. i am not myself from philadelphia, but my dad was at the high school. [applause] depending has just begun. curtis institute. i don't know if we have any more here and he went to temple as well and he taught me that the streets were paved and i have enjoyed my visit ever since. i'm really happy to be talking about the oath. italy cannot today's ago. so far, so good. it's exciting. you work on these books and people like to lead them. it's exciting to the answer, but the start by asking the first question that i know is on your mind, which is who is your favorite justice? [laughter] it's not elena
obama, slightly ahead of its time. very clever and intelligent, a mixed-race man who comes out of nowhere in order to conquer and charm washington. to serve the washington we would they want, only to face a tremendous backlash. if you read the book, you will see some parallels to our own time there. but anyway, in this book, far from slavery being dominant in washington dc, it was actually receding and the forces of liberty were going. that is really part of what this book is about. the second thing you think is probably the civil war began in 1861 with the gunfire at fort sumter. that is when the shooting of the civil war began. the civil war began 30 years before that. it is in the early 1800s that the anti-slavery movement first comes to washington and the direct ideological conflict that leads to the civil war between the people who are poor slavery and those who are against it. it actually starts in this time in washington. you will see that is actually the case in this band of people, beverly snow, lynch wormley,, they are actually the ones who really start the fight agai
by the obama administration like the election in 2010, was suddenly hijacked or the so-called values voters crowds and social issues were suddenly at the top of the republican list of priorities often getting the lion's share of attention during those endless number of debates and 2011. such as when a gay servicemember when asked a question during one of the republican debates. so in spite of the fact that in the race there were pro-gay writes candidates like congressman ron paul, former governor of new mexico gary johnson and former governor of utah john huntsman, the general perception among most voters in the public was and unfortunately is that all the republican candidates works sauve ashley devoted to the religious and moral agenda of the christian right. and of course the media a lovely attention to social issues such as gay rights and similar issues because they loved all the delicious sound bites that candidates like michele bachmann and newt gingrich are that allow them to spend their own narrative that all republicans are anti-gay. michele bachmann blamed the existence for gay pe
at this time is the more or less maintenance of the status quo in which barack obama will continue to occupy the oval office as the republicans continue to patrol by reversed number of the house of representatives with the senate at this time being up for grabs. so we should be open for the possibility that the current election will fit the shakespearean description of sound and fury signifying nothing or very little with regard to domestic policy and that is what i am focusing on. perhaps not nothing. considered the conclusion of tom friedman's column on april 22nd of this past year in which he expressed great concern that i certainly share about the health of our political system. he began by asking what some leaders found no doubt inflammatory, quote, does america need and arabs spring. his answer is basically yes, quote, we can't be great as long as we remain a of the talks with the rather than a democracy. our deformed political system with a congress that has become a form for legalized bribery is truly holding us back. ave talk receipt allows what some would regard special interest to
] [cheers] [applause]tonigh barack that man is our guest tonight. barack obama.spoke o [cheers]is in his convention speech, he spoke of his father. a foreign student raised in aer village in kenya. he spoke of his grandfather, a domestic servant. and he spoke of the journey has taken in his own life.d that story, which brings him here tonight, is told more full in his book called "dreams from my father." there is much talk about what our guest will be doing in the year 2008. through 2012 and beyond. i and it would certainly give me pleasure to say[a that i was introducing the next president of the united states. [cheers] [applause]ep and it would give you a lot of pleasure as well, i'm sure. millions whon woke up in is wh disappointment on november 3, they might be looking to what our guest will be doing in theeu immediate future.on the jou based on the journey and the stance he has taken, many americans should rejoice overict that the voice they will have ir their government. the a voice that speaks for expanding opportunities and civil liberties. a voice that speaks to the promise that
, that are simply tools of the left wing, the democrats, and president obama. >> guest: we may well be, but we've been consistent for 40 years. >> host: okay. >> guest: we just believe the playing field should be level, that's all. level. >> guest: we've been writing about taxes for many, many years, and have advocated a fairer system than we have now, but those are the good old days compared to what's happened in the last 10-15 years in terms of rate cuts and the way the rates for the very wealthy changedded. this is not new to us. look at obama's tax plan and ours and say, well, you're endorsing it. we've been writing about these things for quite a while, but on other areas like trade and deregulation, our criticisms are -- you see the fingerprints of both parties there. there's no doubt about that. you see an awful lot of democrats who bought into the free trade ideas, and by buying into it, i mean, without the kinds of restrictions, without some oversight to make sure that it was played properly. .. >> the way that we think that things have been in the past, that is what we are talking abo
of the fairies homeland security apparatus is. if we fired every single one of them from president obama's secretary to the person who is collecting tolls at yellowstone, to the guy or woman who sitting in some nor read air defense facility in north dakota right now, if we got rid of all of them, all their wages, other benefits we would save a lot of money. $435 billion last year. that would have reduced the defit by even 40%. we would have still had almost a record deficit if we had no federal government employees whatsoever. so where does all the money go? well, the federal government in a sense takes a lot of money and send it out again. the federal government in a sense is a military with a big health and welfare and retirement fund attached to it. $2.2 trillion is the money that came into the federal government last year, when out in the form of benefits, and much of the rest went to state and local grants to state and local governments. so it is not going to be possible to reduce the federal deficit by nickel and dining federal employees. doesn't mean were not going to try but we w
was in the 30's. barack obama was speaking to crowds of hundreds of thousands in europe. there was a fervor for his candidacy on the part of the press, and trying to field how to win. i'm the person that said we should take a look at sarah palin. >> are you proud of that moment? that moment freezes and slows down in my brain. [laughter] we spent a couple days of the jersey shore and i remember everything, every aspect of the moment i could smell the smell of long beach island, the salt air the cars in front of the house divided up the call and i said we should take a look at sarah palin. i said to rickets very important. he was in charge of the process that should be fully and completely embedded and what can we do with ten lawyers and a couple of days we've done with three lawyers over a couple of weeks for all the other candidates. you can do a documentary on this alone. spud but we are not going to. >> i do want to make a part about the double we are talking about. but and there's a lot of context on this. the first part was the tax information, the medical records and all that stuff and
obama, slightly ahead of him time, a very clever and intelligent mixed-race man who comes out of nowhere to conquer and charm washington, serve the washington elite what they want only to face a tremendous backlash. and i think if you read the book, you'll see some parallels to our own time there. anyway, the point is that in this book far from slavery being dominant in washington, d.c. and all-oppressive force, slavery's actually receding, and the forces of liberty are growing, and that's really part of what this book is about. the second thing you probably think is you probably think the civil war began in, oh, you know, april 1861 with the, with the gunfire at fort sumter. that's when the shooting of the civil war began, but part of the argument of this book is that the civil war actually began 30 years before that. um, it is in this period in the early 1800s that the anti-slavery movement first comes to washington, and the direct ideological conflict that leads to the civil war, the conflict between the people who are for slavery and the people who are against it, it actually starts
: tomorrow we have david meredith who is another presidential biographer talking about his book barack obama:the story. booktv we asked if he had a question for you and he had two and are want to read those. you seem to have a remarkable capacity to maintain your excitement and curiosity about a single subject over a longer period of time. first question. have you found that your excitement and curiosity about lbj has increased rather than diminished over the years? >> guest: terrific question. the answer is yes. as i have said, i regard these books as not being about lyndon johnson alone but being about political power and how it works in america. it is important that we understand how political power really works. to watch johnson use political power is to see the full potentiality of how can be used and for someone like me who is interested in political power you say that is fascinating. i am always say in what is he doing now? >> host: the second question have you ever been tempted to break off or do another book in between? if so what subject would that be? >> host: i haven't been tempt
. >> [inaudible] >> okay. >> if, god forbid, we get obama for four more years -- [laughter] what would you suggest we promote this opposition policy regarding growth? >> president bush is, has been really admirably nonpartisan, and i think that he's focusing -- >> [inaudible] >> i agree, and i should say he focuses very much on substance. and the one thing i can say is that if you focus enough on substance, then you can convince anybody because the arguments are so sensible. and i think our objective as policymakers and as think tankers and do tankers, whatever we're going to call ourselves, so to make convincing arguments. because there have been times when convincing arguments have won regardless of who's in the white house. and i think the fact is that unemployment is so high right now that, you know, we're really desperate for good ideas. and i've got to say that if you look at "the new york times," they gave this book kind of rave review. now, i know "the new york times" is famous for being in the tank for president bush -- [laughter] but, but i think that they probably did that because they
, despite what is going on, have stretched out her hands, barack obama agrees that there will be no taxes in the new budget. just spending cuts. the house democrats and house republicans will not accept it. i don't think it's the same on both sides, and i see that suggested also in oklahoma. >> i do suggest it in oklahoma and everywhere -- all over the country. i think people are going to have different ideas about which party is worse than where it came from. certainly, you mentioned, obama's outreach efforts and what he did, nancy pelosi said no, we have won the election and we will write the bills. there are some people on the republican side that are saying totally outrageous and nasty things, but they're having a hard time competing with harry reid in that regard. what we have to do is break it down where people like that can sit down together and say, what is good for the country? not, how do i store score some political points for my party. i agree. about your point about government. you know, one of the ways the ideologues have gotten divided up -- a lot of people think that this
. at 745, jeffrey on his book, the oath. it details the relationship between the obama administration and the supreme court. at nine eastern, the most recent "after words" interview, saucer eisenberg talks about the political campaign. his book is the victory lap. the secret science of winning campaigns. .. but, maybe i should start by orienting people to what the school book is. it's part of a series that oxford publishes called a very short introduction and they are short, they have about 300 titles, and they asked me to do a supreme court title. i guess about three years ago and the book cannot this spring. it came out on the eve of the health care decision. so, who knew three years ago that we would be faced with a supreme court dealing with the most closely watched and maybe one of the most contentious case in many many years, and i would be happy -- the book doesn't say anything about the health care case, so in the q&a, i would be happy to share some conversations about that with you. but i thought i would step back and give a little bit of my take on how the court has gotten t
. obama, if you will just follow my policies these presidents have all said, not only will you get out of the current economic mess, but pregnant pause, we will thereby make sure that this kind of economic crash does not afflict our children. every president has promised this and no president has yet delivered on that promise. everyone has failed. we can't control it. the monetary policy and fiscal policy, the federal reserve come the stimulus program. we weren't supposed to have this crisis. when it began to be clear that we were heading into a real doozy we were told that mr. bush and his visors that it was just in the housing market in the sub-prime mortgage and it would all work out and nothing to worry about. a few months and that is what they regularly told us. the federal reserve just decided on the quantitative easing program and the only reason they are pumping money and for the third time is because the first two didn't work. and the reason we have to have multiple stimuli was because they didn't work, so it's a very stable system -- unstable system. it's not clear what that
issues and replacing much of the legislation by the obama administration like the election in 2010 was hijacked by the value voters crowd and social issues were suddenly at the top of the republican list of priorities often getting the lion's share of attention in the endless debates in 2011. such as when a gay service number was booed when asking the request and at one of the debates. in spite of the race that were pro game candidates and probe gay-rights candidates wrote -- ron paul, former governor of new mexico gary johnson and governor of utah john huntsman the general perception among most voters was and unfortunately is all the republican candidates were slavishly devoted to the religious and moral agenda of the christian right. of course the media love this attention to social issues like gay rights and similar issues because they love the delicious sound bites that candidates like michele bachman and rick perry and newt gingrich provided which allows by and large liberal media to spin their own ideas that all the republicans are anti-gay. michele bachman blamed existence o
, is the more or less maintenance of the status quo. in which barack obama will continue to occupy the oval office, while the republicans don't control row number the house of representatives, the senate at this time. i think being up for grabs. so we should be open to the possibility the current election will fit the shakespeare began of sound and furry signifying nothing or very little. with with regard to the domestic policy, and that is what i'm focusing on. perhaps not nothing. consider the conclusions of tom freedman's column on "the new york times" on april 22nd of the past year. one of many in which he expresses great concern i certainly share about the health of our political system. he began by asking what some readers no doubt found inflammation question, quote, does america need an arab spring? unquote. his answer is basically yes, quote, we can't be great with as long as we remain a [inaudible] rather than a democracy. our deformed political system with a congress that's become a form for legalized bribery, is now truly holding us back, unquote. a have a to be sei allows what s
of an unstable system. every president has made the same promise to with roosevelt including mr. obama. if you would just follow my policies, these presidents have all said, not only what you get out of the current economic mess but, pregnant pause, we will thereby make sure this kind of economic crash does not afflict her children. every president has promised that no president has yet delivered on that promise. everyone has failed. we can't control it. the monetary policy commences for policy, federal reserve, seamless program. we were supposed to have this crisis. what moore had made to reduce jicama were told by mr. bush advisers that he was just in the housing market subprime mortgage would all work out. they regularly told us the federal reserve has just such on the quantitative easing program number three. the reason they pump money for the third time is because the first two didn't work you did recently had to to have multiple stimuli was because they didn't work. so it is a very unstable system. it is not clear what that is about, except that it's very deep, built-in and the reason we
, that israel is likely to is because of the two handed scrits phrenic policy of this the administration. obama's people point all the time to look at the unprecedented defense cooperation and missile defense and other things with israel, and it is unprecedented. well, it's precedented because the bush administration before hand had begun that ratcheting up of cooperation with the israeli defense forces after 9/11. that cooperation is a two-way street. the israelis designed equipment that saved american lives in afghanistan, and, indeed, though they have self-sealing bandages, one of the reasons, you know, that saved lives of the people who have been hit improve wound healing. it's a two-way thing. they are constantly talking, swapping tactics, things about drones, and so a lot of good things there. we are pressured to free settlements, something the palestinians never asked for. it's a new notary public-negotiateble demand. israel was told to negotiate from the 1967 borders which are the 1949 cease fire lines that are not borders, and the palestinians immediately adopted that. there was a seri
. in 2010 at list shrugged sold half a million copies. since the election of barack obama has sold 1.5 million copies. no other book has done close to that. it is the loss of her at a shrug deserve to be on that list. >>host: do you get the proceeds, the institute? >> no. it is in her estate along times didn't inherited the entire state -- to stay in the proceeds go to him. he supports the institute that the proceeds to not come directly. we have a fellow at the ayn rand institute for the last seven years and significantly younger than me and the future of the item in institute and has done a phenomenal job of the book. >>host: your background? >> born and raised in israel i read that the shrugged at 60 now was a committed socialist and collectivist and she literally changed my life. nawaz challenged on every page and she one. i had early military three years of my undergraduate degree of engineering but after reading at one shrugged, i wanted to come to america. it is an anthem to the united states of america. i came as a student to get my in the a hat texas and got a ph.d. in finan
she was a serious contender for price president pro when she endorsed obama that also moved up her stock. she was one of the last three or four people obama was considering. there were things against her. she is not an exciting speaker. it was not a bill clinton's speech. very measured. levying off of the teleprompter. saw lead information off the cuff she is different. she is savaged with the press and i actually brought up clip of jonge to work -- jon stewart on "the daily show" lampooning the speech she gave in response to the president bush "state of the union." it was not well done. jon stewart had a great time. from the communication perspective she is not that inspirational. and that is a lot of what was written she will not bring a lot. she did not have foreign policy experience. she said that made the difference with joe biden was born policy and she agreed it was essential. but now she is a cabinet secretary and knows where that will take her? >> the third is senator made the castle on. >> and was four several reasons. the first woman elected to the senate in her own righ
in the areas they don't do well and coming meeting romney is horrible on civil liberties and obama is horrible when it comes to dollars and cents. >> as a libertarian now, is it a little tougher to get media attention away from the two-party system and especially as the campaign goes on this fall? >> speaking for myself personally, there's probably been a 30% pickup in attention given, making the switch. so now, i think just the opposite, that it has picked up an unbelieving that when people come to recognize there is going to be three candidates on the ballot in all 50 states come in maybe one of those three, and that is going to go a long way towards garnering just a little bit of who is that person along with ron polsky pain coming to an end and by his own admission, he says is coming to an end i think that ron paul supporters would not be compromised the ergo they vote for the libertarian ticket, myself and judge jim gray. >> gary johnson, 2012 is the website.com i should say. and here is the cover of governor johnson's new book, "seven principles of good government: liberty, people and po
is going on, have stretched out their plans, barack obama agrees that there would be no taxes in the new budget, just spending cuts. the house democrats and house republicans would not accept that. so i don't think it's the same on both sides, and i think you ought to suggest them also in oklahoma. [laughter] >> i do suggest them in oklahoma and everywhere, all over the country. i think people are going to have different ideas about which party is worse than where they came from. certainly, you mentioned obama's outreach, and i think he did find an outreach. when he did, nancy pelosi said no, we won the election. it is kind of you know, it's kind of hard. some people are saying totally outrageous and nasty things. what we have to do is break it down where people like that can sit down together and say, what is good for the country and not how i can score political points. .. so, i agree with you. i think we need to get past that. we need to get past government is a problem in some areas. government is the solution in seven areas. >> thank you. >> at evening, steve. >> and steve hammock i
, then senator barack obama got in to more than a couple of flag flaps. remember? there was at scene at the event with the democrat candidates tanning on the stage in iowa listening to the national anthem. recreating him. all but one had a hand really firmly over the heart. guess who? i'll give you a hint. the initials b. h. o. no big deal you say? there was that associated press story back in october of 2007. as the one he went out of the stop to wearing an american flag lapel pin. he explained his position in independents of iowa, of all places he said, quote my attitude is -- less concerned about what you're wearing. try that with your wifes. i love you honey, i love you sweety, i'm not buying you those big diamond earrings. i'm less concerned with what you wear on the ears than what's inside your heart. president obama was asked again about the pin in an interview with cgrg tv in cedar rapids iowa, i had a spin after 9/11. shortly after 9/11 because we're talking about the iraq war that became a substitute for i think true patriotism which is speaking out on issues that are important to the n
mainstream is waking up. i live in a place in new mexico where the cowboy hat, old ladies think barack obama was born in libya. when i ask him when as with a new book is about and they tell -- i don't, it's an analysis by the end of the drug were was good for america, without fail the response is, yeah, the tragedies and next and when is the drug were going to end? a plant that is not that dangers. win over going to stop arresting people for pot? the truth is black and white. i think it's dangerous for him as a journalist of two decades experience, to sound too much of a cheerleader about any particular issue. these people are going to think cheech, or maybe woody harrelson, and the reality is from a journalistic perspective it's black and white, the billions that could be put back into our economy while hurting the cartels. i know dale would now have to statistic that is often tied up to 70% of cartels profit comes from cannabis might be of ohio. but the fact is quite a lot of organized crime, financing, is not from the heroines and the math. it's from cannabis and we can have american farm
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